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Cat Johnson

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About this author

It all started in first grade when Cat Johnson won the essay contest at Hawthorne Elementary School and got to ride in the Chief of Police's car in the Memorial Day Parade...and the rest, as they say, is history. As an adult, Cat generally tries to stay out of police cars and is thrilled to be writing for a living. She has been published under a different name in the Young Adult genre, but released her first romance in 2006.

Today, she is a NY Times & USA Today best-selling, award-winning author of contemporary romance and contracted with Kensington and Samhain Publishing. She's also sponsored real live bull riding cowboys.

--from the author's website

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Cat Johnson Working from home (usually in pajamas!)
Cat Johnson I am a huge procrastinator, so when I can't seem to focus to write, I'm never sure if it's writer's block, or just my being easily distracted and not…moreI am a huge procrastinator, so when I can't seem to focus to write, I'm never sure if it's writer's block, or just my being easily distracted and not wanting to get the words down. Sometimes, I team up with a fellow author and we push each other to write even when we don't really feel like writing. Sometimes, you just have to force yourself to get words on the page knowing they could be crap that will have to be fixed later. You can't edit a blank page. Sometimes, you need to get out of the house and go for a drive. Or read or watch a movie. And then get back to writing, feeling refreshed hopefully. Thanks for the question. Sorry for the delay!(less)
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“When you choose a man who thinks eight seconds is a long time, perhaps you need two of them. Hmm?”
Cat Johnson

“You can not have sex with a guy on a regular basis and not develop deeper feelings for him. It’s impossible. Mother Nature didn’t build women to be able to do things like that. We were designed to be monogamous and hold the family unit together.”
Cat Johnson, Friends With Benefits

“This is the one time in this book this book that I felt Mustang acted like himself. His thoughts were so "Mustang". A frown furrowed Jenna's brow. "Oh, come on. What possible harm could it do?" "Darlin', I couldn't even begin to list all the harm her meeting you could do." He pictured that cozy introduction. Sage, this is Slade and his girlfriend, Jenna. She's the woman we shared for a week in Tulsa. You should read her book. It tells all about it, right down to the old double P. Yeah, right. He might as well add on, Oh, and by the way, that the name of the porno I starred in to.”
Cat Johnson, Bucked

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Romance Series Lists: Task Force Zeta - Cat Johson 1 25 Mar 02, 2009 01:26PM  
Contemporary Romance: Cat Johnson 7 82 Mar 02, 2009 01:28PM  
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“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.”

“From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.”
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“Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die”
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“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

“Lord, what fools these mortals be!”
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

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message 12: by Alison

Alison Brodie Hi Cat! Great to meet a fellow author.

message 11: by Ciana

Ciana Stone Would you be interested in a newsletter that was dedicated to bringing Romance Readers daily deals on ebooks? Or even better the newsletter be seasoned to your Romantic tastes?

If so, Please copy and paste link below and let me know.


message 10: by Kris

Kris Neri Good to connect, Cat. Always great to meet another author.


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Judith Leger Hi Cat!

Thanks for the friendship.


Sonya Heaney Thanks for the friend request!

message 7: by Cat

Cat RiN a.k.a ♥ Thwisted Dhelyght ♥ wrote: "where does 8 Second Ride fall into the series time line?"
Hi Rin!!
I'm so glad you enjoyed the stories!! And I'm glad you asked about reading order. I have a Series Reading Order page on my website. I pasted the Studs in Spurs order below... There are actually 2 free reads for the Studs in Spurs series. "8 Second Ride" and also a deleted scene from BUCKED which I named "The Rookie". I would read Bucked first, then the deleted scene, then 8 Second Ride, then the next book RIDE is Chase's story. You can find the 2 shorts individually for free on my BOOKS page, or bundled in a compilation with other shorts called Cat Snips, also free, on my FREE READS page, all at

Studs in Spurs Bull Rider Series, Samhain Publishing

-Unridden (Studs in Spurs, Book 1-Slade, Mustang) eBook & Print available
-Bucked (Studs in Spurs, Book 2-Mustang) eBook & Print available
-The Rookie (Studs in Spurs Deleted Scene from BUCKED-Mustang & Chase) FREE eBook
-8 Second Ride (Studs in Spurs Short-Chase) FREE eBook
-Ride (Studs in Spurs, Book 3-Chase)-eBook & Print available
-Hooked (Book 4)-eBook available, print Aug 2012
-Working Title FLANKED (Book 5-Garret)-Work in progress

message 6: by Zany Rin (last edited Jan 09, 2012 12:42PM)

Zany Rin Hey Cat ... Thanks for accepting my friend-vite! Just had to say that I am so glad for the prizes I won from the Erotic Enchants holiday challenge. I loved both books from your Red Series that I won and I have to say that Educating Ansley was just the jump start I needed to dive into your Studs in Spurs series! Speaking of Studs and Spurs where does 8 Second Ride fall into the series time line? I just finished UnRidden and was just about to start Bucked when I saw that there was the 8 Second Ride Bonus and wasn't sure where it fell into the series.

message 5: by Cat

Cat ~~~Heather S.~~~ wrote: "Hi Cat! Thanks for the prize, I did receive the gift email from ARe, about to download it now!"

GREAT! Thanks for letting me know. Enjoy!

~~~Heather S.~~~ Hi Cat! Thanks for the prize, I did receive the gift email from ARe, about to download it now!

Pamela Just dropping by to say hi :) Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Pamela Thanks for adding me to your friends list :)
Have a good week!

message 1: by Kelly

Kelly Moran Thanks for the add. Pleasure to meet you!
Kelly Moran

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